"DACA’s Impact On Our Community" Hosted By Chattanooga State On Monday

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Chattanooga State’s Social Justice Club will be hosting two Lee University students who will present their stories as DACA students at the Nov. 13 event, Uncertain Futures: DACA’s Impact on Our Community.

DACA (The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was an American immigration policy established by the Obama Administration in June 2012 and allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors and had either entered or remained in the country illegally to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. The Policy was rescinded by the Trump administration in September 2017.  

This event will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Health Science Center, room HSC-1087, on Chattanooga State’s main campus. A panel discussion will follow, featuring immigration lawyer Martin Lester, former DACA trainer and activist for the Tennessee Immigrants and Refugee Rights Coalition and Felipe Lara, who currently works for UnifiEd; and Chattanooga’s Multicultural Affairs Office Director James McKissic. 

For more information, contact Mary Knaff, 423-697-3371 or Dr. Michael McCamish, 423-697-2587.




MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation Announces Winners

The MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Foundation has awarded 17 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to Chattanooga area students representing 12 high schools in the region.  The foundation is a college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The awards are designed to ease ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Sees Unprecedented High Demand For Pharmacy Technicians

Certified pharmacy technicians are experiencing ‘unprecedented high demand’ in the Chattanooga area according to Dr. Nancy Watts, director of Chattanooga State’s Pharmacy Technician Program, now celebrating its 22nd year. “The duties and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians are continuing to expand and technicians are being more highly utilized, especially in Tennessee,” said ... (click for more)

State Democrats Refile Suit In Hamilton County Seeking To Keep Robin Smith Off The Ballot; Election Commission Calls Emergency Meeting

The Tennessee Democratic Party has refiled a lawsuit seeking to keep former state GOP Chairman Robin Smith off the ballot in the Aug. 2 primary ballot. In response, the Election Commission has called an emergency meeting for Monday at 9 a.m. The case has been assigned to Chancellor Pam Fleenor. State Democrats are asking for an expedited hearing. Ms. Smith was ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed Multiple Times At Park Village Apartments

Jeanette Tulloss, 51, was found on the ground outside Park Village Apartments early Tuesday morning. Police said she had sustained multiple stab wounds to her back. Following the incident, Shana Smith, 33, was arrested for attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Officers spoke to Ms. Tulloss in the emergency room of Erlanger Hospital. She said she was approached by Ms. Smith ... (click for more)

Employee Who Stole From East Ridge Should Be Prosecuted

Why has the East Ridge employee who was fired for theft not been charged with theft?    City Manager Scott Miller made the statement that the employee had problems and that the stolen items were returned.  What does that have to do with the employee stealing ?   He has had a history of abuse of city resources. Why is he not being prosecuted? ... (click for more)

Am I Alone? - And Response (5)

Am I alone seems to be quite apt as I begin to form sentences, thoughts and concerns regarding the state of this country. I feel like I am alone trying, somehow, to justify Trump and understand why he is constantly in the middle of chaos.  Now coined as the Liar-in-Chief, Chief Foreign Affairs Coordinator acting for his pal Russian Dictator, Putin.  The silence ... (click for more)